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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Staying Under The Cap

Salary caps and contracts: occasionally confusing, often tedious, but always vital to success. Plus, it’s almost Stanley Cup time, another new coach, and more.

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Happy Thursday, everyone, it’s almost the weekend! Fun fact: my laptop decided to move on to greener pastures yesterday, so I am doing this on my wife’s computer, which is A) very slow, and B) she needs to use as well. Just giving you my excuse as to why there isn’t an intro.

Stars Stuff

All was quiet on the Dallas Stars news front yesterday.

Sean Shapiro took a dive into how the salary cap might influence GM Jim Nill’s summer plans:

If any of you want to go the draft, here’s a chance to win tickets:

Around the League

Playoff update:

  • It is decided! In the Stanley Cup Final, the Vegas Golden Knights will be taking on — the Washington Capitals?! In any other year besides this one, Washington making it back to the Cup Final would be by far the biggest storyline, but this year is different. Alexander Ovechkin got the ball rolling with a goal about a minute in and the Caps went on to smoke the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 to advance. [NHL]
  • This was quite a scrap:

Despite being spurned by Jim Montgomery, the New York Rangers were apparently dead set on hiring a college coach as they named Boston University’s David Quinn as their new bench boss. [SportsNet]

Luke Fox took a gander at the top 12 free agents this offseason. [SportsNet]

Matt Larkin is dubious of the contract the San Jose Sharks gave to Evander Kane. He can definitely get a new phone now, at least:

From Russia with KHL news:

If only everyone could have seen this coming when George McPhee was actually making the picks:

It will be very interesting to see what, if any, news comes out of this meeting tomorrow:

Bill Barnwell compared the Golden Knights’ run to other unlikely championship finalists in the NFL, NBA, and MLB: